The San Francisco 49ers have one more full practice on Tuesday before they face the San Diego Chargers on Thursday. Practice is closed for team drills the rest of the preseason and into the season, so there is only so much we learn about it. But the participation the media does observe is helpful.
Matt Maiocco reported that Glenn Dorsey was in full pads in individual drills. He has not played this preseason, but seems to be close to returning. My guess is he does not play in the preseason finale, but maybe they get him in there to get some rust shaken off.
John Theus missed both Sunday and Monday’s practices. His status for Thursday remains questionable. His role in the 49ers offensive line is also up in the air for now. I could see him being a fairly regular inactive early in the season.
According to Matt Barrows, Colin Kelly handled left tackle work early on while Joe Staley got a day off. We have not heard a ton about Kelly, so it will be interesting to see if he is high enough on the depth chart to secure a roster spot. Thursday’s offensive line depth chart will tell us a lot, especially if Joe Staley is among the veterans who do not play.
Here are reports on notable names from Monday’s practice.
DT Glenn Dorsey was in full pads and going through individual drills. Quinton Dial (L knee) is walking around but not practicing.— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoCSN) August 29, 2016
New today: Shaun Draughn, who is still in a blue non-contact jersey, was fielding returns in practice. #49ers— Jennifer Lee Chan (@jenniferleechan) August 29, 2016
Quinton Dial has a significant knee brace on and is headed to the weight room with trainers. #49ers pic.twitter.com/584yZYdecH— Jennifer Lee Chan (@jenniferleechan) August 29, 2016
#49ers not practicing today: Carlos Hyde, John Theus, Bryce Treggs, Nick Bellore or Quinton Dial.— Chris Biderman (@ChrisBiderman) August 29, 2016
Also no practice for Bruce Ellington (hamstring).— Chris Biderman (@ChrisBiderman) August 29, 2016
Joe Staley was given the day off from practice. Colin Kelly filled in at left tackle. #49ers— Matt Barrows (@mattbarrows) August 29, 2016